As frightening as it looked when he was carted off the field Saturday night, it appears Bears safety Brandon Hardin is going to be OK.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Hardin was released from a local hospital Sunday and all the tests performed came back clear.
Hardin was taken from the field with a neck injury in the third quarter of Saturday’s game. He retained movement in all his extremities, and never lost consciousness.
The Bears don’t know when he’ll return to the field. A source told Biggs more tests are scheduled in two weeks, which is the week before the regular season opener.
If the next round of tests make his return a longer-term issue, the Bears might opt to put him on IR.
That he’s well enough to joke about it is the best news on this one.